Chilli A2 Review

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What the Chilli Surfboards site says about the A2:

‘SHAPED AND DESIGNED BY JAMES CHEAL.

This is an exciting release for us. A board that has been slightly modified over the past year through our Project Black program. Tried, tested and loved by our team, we had to put a name on it and release to the public. But there’s a solid background to this surfboard…

The original cad file was named ‘ai8curve.cet’, created in 2003 and has been sitting in the archive of James’ Macbook. The model back then (named ‘a2 curve’) was made for many great surfers, but also ridden (and loved) by none other then Andy Irons through out 03’ & 04’ (which was Andy’s prime). Since then, machines/software/files quickly became outdated with the growth of new software and CNC machines. New machines and software have allowed James to resurrect some ‘old faithful’ files, this being one of them. A few tweaks here and there, a modern day outline, concaves etc this is how the ‘new’ A2 was born.

The breakdown

– The outline is a full smooth curve from nose to tail, no breaks or hips, allowing high performance smooth arch surfing
– The rocker a progressive nose entry (not too flip) with a medium curve centre (front foot area) for speed and a moderate tail kick for performance in the pocket but speed in slow stuff.
– Medium/low rail, with a bit of foam in the centre line distributed out to the rail just so you can paddle and it has carry but bites when you most need it.

An everyday performance shortboard, a must have in your quiver for when there is swell and you just feel like ‘giving it some’.’

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

Skill
22.5-38.2LVolume
4-6ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“Such a good board!” – user thesurfboardguide on Instagram

“I want to get a new board like that when I get over there.” – user dazlaws on Instagram

“Looks sick.” – user paulmrodriguez on Instagram

“Board looks crank man.” – user glassharvfull on Instagram

“Now I’m interested.” – user ikarl13.13 on Instagram

Size chart:

Here is a video we found of the Chilli A2:

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

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What’s your experience been of the Chilli A2? We’d like to hear it!

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